“COVID-19 has been a huge wake-up call that has come at a high cost” – 20 quotes from India’s pandemic fight
Launched in 2014, StoryBites is a weekly feature of YourStory, with notable quotes in our articles from last week (see previous edition here). This special series of compilations focuses on the fight against COVID-19 in India. Share these quotes and excerpts with your networks and come back to the original articles for more information.
See also our selection of Best quotes of 2021 on entrepreneurship, investing, digital transformation, storytelling, India’s opportunity, pandemic resilience, failure recovery, design and art.
There will be more variants, we are not going to get rid of this virus. Reasons include – it causes asymptomatic infections, it infects animals, and it knows how to evolve. – Dr. Gagandeep Kang, CMC Vellore
Parents have now been stuck at home with their children for 2.5 years and what has happened is that the parents have also become much more aware of how their child lives. – Cathy Guo, deer antler
After hitting a record high of $106 billion in FY20, the domestic market textile and clothing industry was badly hit by the outbreak of COVID-19, dropping to $75 billion in 2021. – Anurag Singh
During confinement, the [jewellery] the supply chain was disrupted and gold prices were very volatile. – Aagam Shah, Plushvie
Two-wheeler garages have been one of the hardest hit businesses due to COVID. – Shishir Gandhi, GarageWorks
The pandemic has had a telling effect on creative artists. Most of them were on the verge of giving up due to weak selling opportunities, with falling markets. – AV Ilango, Art Cube Gallery
COVID-19 has been a huge, costly wake-up call. It also made us all rethink what we were doing. – Ram Shroff, Charak Pharma
One of the things the pandemic has really done is it has really shown people where they are – either you adapt or you perish. – Akshay Munjal, Vired Hero
We can’t bind ourselves to a plan and the last two years have shown us that, which can also cause us to lose our agility. – Kamesh Goyal, Digit Insurance
COVID-19 has taught big brands a big lesson about strengthening their distribution network by consolidating fragmented micro-markets and partnering with business setups that can grow with them across geographies using technology. and analysis. – Abhishek Nehru, RIPPLR
Flexible working is now the No. 1 priority for all professionals, especially for working women. – LinkedIn report
COVID-19 has changed the way we work, with remote working as the new normal. As a result, cloud companies have begun to recognize the need to provide both reliable infrastructure and a stable internet network. – Hyung-Kyu Choi, DigitalOcean
People are back in the office and business travel is back in the conversation. Business travel bookings are booming. – Mayank Kukreja, ITILITY
Being vulnerable and honest with people more often pays off than not. – Hari Ganapathy, Pickyourtrail
I am especially proud of the support we have provided to our impacted associates during COVID-19 through our holistic benefits program, which addresses the physical, emotional and financial well-being of our employees. – Padmapriya R, Fiserv
We used Technology during this pandemic to ensure that our teams have a strong sense of belonging, wherever they work. – Reena Sofiya, Lowe’s India
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a sudden increase in the number of case of fraud. – Adhip Ramesh, TrustCheckr
COVID-19 has hit us hard, especially during the second lockdown. But the tourists are coming back and we are slowly making up for our losses. – Julima Deka, Green Trek Adventures
For the interior, Goa, Kashmir, Himachal and Jaipur, continue to dominate the whole of the feelings and the interests coming from the domestic travellers. – Himank Tripathi, EaseMyTrip
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